Who the heck is John Jacob Astor?

German-American businessman and real estate mogul in the area around New York City.

Quotes by John Jacob Astor

“A man who makes a million dollars is just as well off as if he were rich.”

John Jacob Astor

“An ounce of practice is worth a pound of theory.”

John Jacob Astor

“If you wish a thing done, get some one to do it for you; but if you wish it done well, do it yourself. ”

John Jacob Astor

“The only hard step in building up my fortune was the first thousand dollars. After that it was easy. ”

John Jacob Astor

“To be honest, to be industrious, and not to gamble.”

John Jacob Astor Three resolutions he made as a youth soon after leaving school.

“To give something for nothing is to weaken the giver.”

John Jacob Astor

“Wealth is a result of habit.”

John Jacob Astor